• Lightning GM not willing to deal young roster players

    Tampa Bay Times "The rumor was that Senators superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson jokingly faked like he was going into the Lightning dressing room upon arriving for Thursday's game at the Canadian Tire Center. You can bet there were many Lightning fans that hoped Karlsson, 27, would jump on Tampa Bay's bus after..." February 22

  • Rangers sit Nash, Grabner amid reported trade talks

    Mass Live "Hold on, folks. The New York Rangers might be getting ready to make a move. Ahead of New York's matchup against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reported that both Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will not play in the matchup -- adding that the Rangers are..." February 22

  • Islanders, Bailey closing in on multi-year deal

    TSN "The New York Islanders and pending unrestricted free-agent Josh Bailey are closing in on a multi-year contract extension, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The details of the deal are still being finalized, but it is likely to carry an average annual value of around $5 million with..." February 22

  • Canadiens’ Carey Price out indefinitely with concussion

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is out indefinitely with a concussion, head coach Claude Julien announced on Thursday." February 22

  • Iginla wants one more chance to win Stanley Cup

    NHL.com "Jarome Iginla wants one more chance to win the Stanley Cup. That's why on Thursday, as he had done two days earlier, the 40-year-old forward was at the Dunkin Donuts Center, practicing with the American Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins in an effort to drum up interest in a return to..." February 22

  • Maple Leafs not on McDonagh's 10-team no-trade list

    TSN "Ryan McDonagh's 10-team no-trade list does not include the Toronto Maple Leafs, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports. LeBrun notes, however, the Maple Leafs have yet to decide to "get serious on an offer" to the New York Rangers for the defenceman. According to LeBrun, the Boston Bruins..." February 22

  • Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent about extension

    The Athletic "Maybe Jack Johnson's days with the Blue Jackets aren't numbered after all. The Blue Jackets reached out to Johnson's agent, Pat Brisson, earlier this week to rekindle talks of a multiyear contract extension, multiple sources have told The Athletic. Johnson declined to discuss the report..." February 22

  • 'Action picking up' on Grabner trade talks

    TSN "A few years ago, there were legitimate questions about whether or not Michael Grabner was playing himself out of a National Hockey League job. The low point was surely his 2015-16 campaign with a rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs team. Grabner’s goal-scoring production had fizzled in prior seasons..." February 22

  • Canadiens’ Shea Weber out for remainder of season

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday defenceman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the season as he will undergo surgery to repair a tendon in his left foot. “Following the diagnosis of Shea Weber’s injury, it was our belief that after a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol under the..." February 22

  • Bruins trade Vatrano to Florida for third-round pick

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are making more moves well ahead of the Monday trade deadline as they shipped injured winger Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick. The trade somewhat eases a crowded roster, essentially gives the B’s a replacement for the third-rounder they..." February 22

  • Joel Quenneville no longer ‘hopeful’ about Corey Crawford’s return this season

    Chicago Sun-Times "For the first time since Corey Crawford was sidelined with a head injury in December, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wasn’t “hopeful” that the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie will play again this season. Quenneville, in typical Coach Q-dialect, brushed off a question about Crawford’s..." February 22

  • Panthers to honor, support victims of Florida school shooting

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Florida Panthers are planning to help and honor the victims and their families of last week’s shooting that claimed the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The Panthers will hold a moment of silence for the victims prior to puck drop at BB&T Center, just..." February 22

  • Red Wings' Xavier Ouellet available for trade but back in lineup

    Michigan Live "Xavier Ouellet's tenure as a Detroit Red Wings appears tenuous, but he will try to capitalize on every opportunity, chances that have been few and far between. Ouellet is in the lineup tonight against the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit), but the Red Wings made..." February 22

  • NHL Rumors: Lightning ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Erik Karlsson Trade

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are the hottest team in hockey with an NHL-best 22-3-3 record since Dec. 18. The B’s have rocketed up the Eastern Conference standings as a result, so much so that they have a very real chance of overtaking the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top record and No. 1 seed in the East..." February 22

  • Halak one of the main reasons Isles remain in playoff chase

    SNY TV "When the Islanders allowed 32 shots on net during Monday's matinee against the Wild, one must have thought this was nothing short of a minor miracle. Especially after yielding 95 chances over the previous two games, this one felt like a cakewalk. But in what feels like a recurring theme, the..." February 22

  • Playoff chase keeps Ducks’ minds off uncertainty of trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Will the Ducks add or subtract by Monday’s NHL trade deadline? Only a general manager really knows that and it’s not as if Bob Murray, their decision maker, hasn’t been a mover and a shaker at this time of the year. There is the effect that a deal – or more – can have on a dressing room. This..." February 22

  • Golden Knights earn most points ever by NHL expansion team

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights made more history Wednesday night, securing the most points in a single season by an NHL expansion franchise with a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. They now have 84 points and continue to sit atop the Pacific Division with a 40-16-4 record." February 22

  • Rangers trying to stick together while waiting to be torn apart

    New York Post "By the time the Rangers take the ice Thursday night in Montreal, there will only be about 92 hours left of skating on eggshells. Ever since management let it be known on Feb. 8 that it would be open for business — for deals focused on the long-term and not saving this season — there has been an..." February 22

  • Jets GM making ‘a lot of outgoing phone calls’ ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "With the Winnipeg Jets having established themselves unequivocally as a top-five team in the league, they’re firmly in the “buyers” column ahead of the Feb. 26 NHL Trade Deadline. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, instead of waiting for fellow GMs to reach out to him, is making a..." February 21

  • Sens could discount Karlsson if team is willing to take Bobby Ryan

    Ottawa Sun "The talk surrounding Erik Karlsson’s future with the Ottawa Senators has suddenly reached a feverish pitch. The Senators don’t want to trade their captain and franchise player, but word around the National Hockey League is that they’re listening to offers and there’s no shortage of..." February 21

  • Coyotes land Kuemper from Kings, reportedly sign him to 2-year extension

    CBS Sports "Kuemper was traded from the Kings to the Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for Tobias Rieder and Scott Wedgewood, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The netminder will also sign a two-year extension with Arizona worth $1.85 million annually. Kuemper will serve as a nice backup piece behind Antti..." February 21

  • Ottawa Senators’ bus gets in minor accident on way to game

    Larry Brown Sports "As if things weren’t already going badly enough for the Ottawa Senators this season, now they have this. The Senators’ team bus got into a minor accident on the way to the United Center for the team’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. According to TSN 1200 in Ottawa, the players..." February 21

  • Stars GM won't overpay for quick fix at Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "When it comes to roster overhauls, few NHL executives, if any, were busier than Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill last summer. Goaltender Ben Bishop, defenseman Marc Methot, forwards Alexander Radulov, Martin Hanzal and coach Ken Hitchcock each was brought in prior to this season, adding..." February 21

  • Red Wings 'open for business' ahead of trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "As the Detroit Red Wings commit to rebuilding, goaltender Petr Mrazek was the first domino to drop. Defenseman Mike Green could be the second one, as Green has talked with Wings management about signing off on a trade. Players were still processing Mrazek being traded to Philadelphia on..." February 21

  • Predators planning to add Eeli Tolvanen for stretch run

    The Athletic "After each game Eeli Tolvanen played for Team Finland during the Olympic tournament, the Nashville Predators had the game film cut down into digestible clips so they could watch every one of his shifts. Just like they’d do for a player they were scouting in free agency or at the trade..." February 21

  • Facing free agency, Tavares will stick-handle gracefully around Toronto media

    SNY TV "The biggest drama surrounding the Islanders' visit to Toronto on Thursday may not be the game itself, but those five minutes when John Tavares faces another round of interrogation from the largest and peskiest press corps in the NHL. Tavares will handle the Toronto media like the gentleman he..." February 21

  • Dion Phaneuf trade pays early dividends for Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Dion Phaneuf knows how to make a first impression. Think back to when Phaneuf burst onto the season as an NHL rookie. He scored 20 goals during his first season in 2005-06, which still stands as a career-high, and he enjoyed 50 and 60-point seasons in the next two years. During..." February 21

  • Chris Kreider could return to Rangers lineup in next few games, ‘good to go’ after being diagnosed with blood clot

    New York Daily News "Nearly two months after he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, Chris Kreider has been medically cleared and could return to the Rangers’ lineup within the next few games. “He’s good to go,” Alain Vigneault said of Kreider after Wednesday’s practice. “Obviously not tomorrow..." February 21

  • Red Wings' Mike Green not focusing on trade talk as deadline nears

    Michigan Live "Mike Green realizes his days as a Detroit Red Wing could be numbered but is going about his business like he normally would. The mobile, veteran, right-shooting defenseman is expected to be moved by Monday's trade deadline. "Play, work hard, nothing changes," Green said. Green will miss..." February 21

  • Jakub Jerabek traded to Washington Capitals

    Montreal Gazette "Shortly after the Canadiens started their noon-hour practise Wednesday in Brossard the club announced that defenceman Jakub Jerabek has been traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. Jerabek played 25 games with the Canadiens this season,..." February 21

  • The Flyers Haven’t Had To Kill A Penalty In Three Games

    Deadspin "At the beginning of the month, the Flyers were dreadful when a man down, ranking 29th in penalty-kill percentage (73.9) on Feb. 2. Though their league ranking hasn’t improved significantly—now 28th—they’ve achieved an unexpected feat by going three straight games without killing a penalty. It’s..." February 21

  • Thomas Vanek Trade Not Guaranteed Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Vancouver Canucks are heading towards something of a rebuild, they decided to hold onto an asset when signing Erik Gudbranson to a three-year extension. Gudbranson was a pending unrestricted free agent that likely could have brought back at least a draft pick at the trade deadline, but..." February 21

  • Panthers would have 'five or six more wins' if Roberto Luongo was healthy, Bob Boughner says

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the second time this season, Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo appears to be returning from an injury with strong performances. During Florida’s 1-0 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night, Luongo stopped 30 of 31 shots on goal, his lone blemish a James van Riemsdyk goal in the final minute of..." February 21

  • Lightning Claim Gabriel Dumont off Waivers from Senators

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Ottawa Senators, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Dumont will be assigned to the Crunch. Dumont, 27, has skated in 30 NHL games this season with the Lightning and Senators,..." February 21

  • Ryan McDonagh’s interesting place in Rangers’ fire sale

    New York Post "For headline purposes, the term “fire sale” works just fine as applied to MSG ownership’s commitment to transform the Rangers roster just as it transformed the building over the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Literally, however, with all dictionary definitions of the term as both a noun and..." February 21

  • Detroit Red Wings stress work ethic, not just folding, as trade deadline looms

    Detroit Free Press "As management focuses on the future, the Detroit Red Wings are determined to bear down on the present. Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena saw them out-compete the Nashville Predators for the last two periods, but a poor first period led to a 3-2 loss. It was the Wings’ first game since the trade..." February 21

  • Flames insist inviting players’ moms to Vegas just a coincidence

    Sportsnet "It’s the type of move that should put Brad Treliving in the conversation for GM of the year. No, not the Mike Smith acquisition or the Mikael Backlund signing. This move involved coming up with the perfect solution for a problem every team in the league started worrying about once Vegas was..." February 20

  • San Jose Sharks Acquire Eric Fehr From Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded veteran center Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Fehr had been playing for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL, loaned away earlier this year after being buried in the minor leagues. " February 20

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Seattle To Start Season Ticket Drive On March 1st

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Seattle has officially submitted their expansion application, and now will start their season ticket drive in just a few days. On March 1st, fans will be able to put a deposit down on season tickets for a potential first season, helping to indicate support for the franchise" February 20

  • Jarome Iginla practises with Bruins’ AHL team: ‘I’d love to still play’

    Sportsnet "When we last saw Jarome Iginla, he was closing out the 2016-17 regular season with the Los Angeles Kings as they faded from playoff contention. Iginla, who started last season with Colorado, was shipped to the Kings at the trade deadline. In 80 total games last year, Iginla scored 14 goals and 27..." February 20

  • Taylor Hall relishing 1st playoff race, hasn't had this much fun since junior

    The Score "In the midst of a career season, Taylor Hall finds himself in an unfamiliar spot: competing for the playoffs. To the surprise of many, Hall's New Jersey Devils started the season red-hot, and have carried the momentum into the stretch run. They currently sit in the East's first wild-card spot..." February 20

  • Ex-Kings player Slava Voynov spent two months in jail for domestic abuse, but is at Olympics representing Russia

    Los Angeles Times "Blood seemed to be everywhere when Redondo Beach police officer Gregory Wiist toured the master bedroom of the multimillion-dollar home on Avenue C. Around the bed. In the shape of a handprint on the wood floor. On the comforter. In a trail leading to the bathroom. Marta Varlamova sobbed..." February 20

  • With trade deadline looming, Blackhawks are poised to be significant sellers

    Chicago Sun-Times "During the Blackhawks fan convention last summer, Artem Anisimov was asked by a reporter for his thoughts on the possibility of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “First time I hear about it,” Anisimov said, entirely serious. “I don’t read newspapers. I probably..." February 20

  • Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year. During a Monday afternoon appearance..." February 20

  • Here's how the Dallas Stars should approach NHL trade deadline

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the Dallas Cowboys regroup, and the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers try to rebuild, the Dallas Stars are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt. At the moment, the team occupies third place in the Central Division standings. Overall, Dallas is tied for the third most..." February 20

  • Red Wings ‘open for business’ as GM Ken Holland eyes the future

    Pro Hockey Talk "This is unique ground for the Detroit Red Wings. They are on the verge of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season, something they haven’t experienced since 1983. It’s a new experience for general manager Ken Holland, who is looking toward the future and selling assets,..." February 20

  • Canucks sign Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension worth $12 million. Gudbranson has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season, his second in Vancouver. He was acquired from the Florida Panthers – who drafted him third overall in 2010 – on..." February 20

  • Nick Holden traded to Boston for a 3rd round pick

    SNY TV "The Rangers have traded Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a third round pick in 2018 and defenseman Rob O'Gara. The Rangers did not retain any salary in the trade. (LeBrun) From the release: O'Gara, 24, has skated in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League..." February 20

  • Erik Karlsson trade unlikely before deadline

    Fanrag Sports "With one week to go until the NHL trade deadline, some hockey fans are still dreaming big. Erik Karlsson big. The 27-year-old Swedish defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, and there seems to be a growing sense of pessimism in Ottawa that the Senators will be able to..." February 20